|Birth: ||May 15, 1922|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 2012|
Margaret Ann (Fritz) Massengill Smull, age 89, of Boise, died March 10, 2012, in Boise, Idaho.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church Cathedral of the Rockies of Boise. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
Fritz was born May 15, 1922 in St. Francis, Kansas, a daughter of Arthur and Florrie Massengill. She attended schools in Caldwell, Kansas, including graduating from Caldwell High School.
She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in bacteriology in 1945. She continued at Kansas State University to earn the degree of Master of Science in Microbiology while working in several hospitals including City Hospital, Columbus, Georgia. She earned her Masters Degree in in bacteriology in 1948. Fritz was an instructor of bacteriology at Kansas State University following her graduation.
While at Kansas State University she was active in a number of campus activities and served as president of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
It was at Kansas State where she met her future husband, Neil Harrison Smull, when they were students. They were married in Columbus, Georgia, on July 8, 1944, while Neil was stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia during World War II.
Neil's military duties required that they move frequently during the next six years including to Gainesville, Texas; Elgin, Texas; Manhattan, Kansas; Topeka, Kansas and Saint Paul Minnesota. Fritz worked in several hospitals' bacteriology laboratories along the way and taught part time in Universities when she could.
After Neil's second tour of duty with the U.S. Army, and now with two children Ned and Scott Smull, the family moved to East Lansing, Michigan. Fritz and Neil later again moved the family to Boise, Idaho in 1961, where they lived together inseparably and devotedly married for 67 years.
Fritz was a 50 year member and past president of P.E.O, leader in Bible Study Fellowship International and formed many friendships through association with World Vision International and the People to People Ambassador Program. For those who were touched by Fritz, many who called her mom, will remember her most as a beacon of Christian living.
Survivors include her husband, Neil; her sons, Ned Smull, of Stockton, CA, and Scott Smull and daughter-in-law, Wendy, of Encinitas, CA and San Francisco, CA and their children, Shannon Smull, of Solana Beach, CA, Ryan Smull, of San Francisco, CA, and Kerry Smull, of Solana Beach, CA; and a niece, Sarah Smull Hatfield, of Denver, CO.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Neil Harrison Smull (1922 - 2012)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Barb
Record added: Mar 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86791378
May you rest in peace.|
Added: Apr. 9, 2012